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Big Al's Diner

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234 D St, Blaine, WA 98230-4204
360-332-3540
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
OK Traditional Diner

Stopped by for late breakfast on a Saturday on the way to Bellingham. Not busy, nice seating prompt effficient service. All the basics, decent coffee always topped up. Reasonable prices. Good hashbrowns. Ordered 2 eggs with bacon and toast and a ham and egg sandwhich. Both good quantity and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Ted M
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Washington
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're looking for a good, old fashioned diner with great food and reasonable prices, this is it. Big Al's Diner also has free wi-fi, a real help for the business traveler. Good for kids.

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Vancouver, Canada
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176 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stopped by for late breakfast on a Saturday on the way to Bellingham. Not busy, nice seating prompt effficient service. All the basics, decent coffee always topped up. Reasonable prices. Good hashbrowns. Ordered 2 eggs with bacon and toast and a ham and egg sandwhich. Both good quantity and cooked as requested. Clean washrooms. Clientele appeared to be mostly regular... More 

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Blaine, Washington
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love to go to Big Al's, especially for breakfast. It's a simple, good old fashioned diner. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced. They make the absolutely most perfect eggs (something I've noticed isn't that easy to do). Their eggs and hashbrowns AREN'T swimming in grease like a lot of breakfast places. The blueberry pancakes are....mmmmmm. Good coffee... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

terrific little local diner, located just So. of Peace Arch U.S.-Canadian Crossing in Blaine, WA. Have a varied menu at fair prices. Serve breakfast all day. check on times, not opened 7 days/week. Serve terrific milk shakes.

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Blaine, Washington, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food was okay nothing special, we have tried it off and on to try to give them a chance but we give up. There are better places. We even tried a basic sandwich and was disapointed.

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Blaine, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have a large family so it does taint my reviews but I am also a foodie and the food at Big AL's diner is Ok but not great. I had the chicken fried steak and it was small and under seasoned my family had the basic breakfast eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes etc.... all average. I was not... More 

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Delta, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went here for dinner. I had a burger & my Dad had the turkey dinner. The waitress was very friendly. My burger was very good & my Dad said his dinner was quite good too, although very filling & he would have been able to make it into 2 meals. Would go here again as it's close to the border,... More 

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Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am a diner aficionado. Love them. Big Al's a a good example and has a great diner feeling, I have been hee for breakfast a few times and always have the omelet, which is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The best blueberry pancakes I've ever had in my life! Hubby had ham n cheese skillet. Was good. But you are missing out if you don't try the blueberry pancakes.

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Pasco, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Good food and good prices. Lots of elderly hanging out and socializing. Highly recommend it :) Great coffee!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 D St, Blaine, WA 98230-4204
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Blaine
  • Phone Number: 360-332-3540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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